8 Adams Street
Adams Academy Bldg.
Quincy, MA 02169
617-773-1144

EVENTS UPDATE:

QUINCY MASSACHUSETTS,

A SHIPBUILDING TRADITION” 

LECTURE AND BOOK LAUNCH,

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9,

7:00 PM, ADAMS ACADEMY

 

Please join us at the Historical Society to celebrate an event in the writing and remembering of Quincy History. Illustrated with 150 images and exhaustively researched, Quincy Massachusetts, A Shipbuilding Tradition is the first comprehensive history of Quincy shipbuilding, telling the stories of boats and ships and the people who built them from the Unity of 1696 through the giant operation of Fore River yard.  It features highly readable accounts of naval vessels, racing boats, and sturdy working craft and of men who regularly gambled everything on the success of their ventures. 

Author Wayne G. Miller will present an illustrated lecture. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Programs and Events

Quincy Historical Society programs bring history to life for all types of audiences.

Public Programs: Throughout the year Quincy Historical Society presents guest historians, authors, musicians, artists, and actors in discussions of history and historically-informed performances. Topics range from fascinating insights into Quincy and area history through the whole span of American history.

Group Tours: Quincy Historical Society sponsors group tours for members and the public to historically significant locations throughout New England.

 

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Quincy students learn the history of the Quincy quarries.

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Rock-and-Roll legend and Quincy native Dick Dale--the "King of Surf Guitar"--speaks at the Historical Society.

  School Programs: Quincy Historical Society presents a comprehensive program on Quincy history in the 3rd and 4th grades of Quincy Public Schools. The program is also available by arrangement to other schools. The Society develops units on specific topics in Quincy history for middle and high schools.

Community Speaking: Quincy Historical Society personnel are available to speak to community groups on numerous topics in Quincy history, including the colonial era, the Revolution, Quincy's granite industry, Quincy shipbuilding, and immigration to Quincy.

Publications: Quincy Historical Society publishes a range of materials on Quincy history, including the books Quincy's Legacy and Squantum, a brochure guide to historic Hancock cemetery, and the twice-yearly periodical, Quincy History.

For more information on any of our programs or publications, send us a message by clicking on Contact Us.Programs are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Quincy Arts Council.

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